Monthly Archives: December 2014

Happy Holidays from Bank of Tucson

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What a magical time of the year – a month in which so many people and cultures have special days to celebrate.

It’s a time when we decorate our homes, our storefronts and our offices,

A time when we share gifts and traditions,

A time when we reach out to those less fortunate,

A time to gather with friends and family,

And a time when we reflect on the year past and welcome in the one ahead.

As you celebrate the season, all of us at Bank of Tucson wish you peace, joy and laughter.

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Reaching Out: Don Jenks Recognized for His Support of the YMCA of Southern Arizona

Bank of Tucson Executive Vice President Don Jenks

Bank of Tucson Executive Vice President Don Jenks

When our Executive Vice President Don Jenks was raising young children, he discovered that the YMCA of Southern Arizona was a great resource to keep them entertained and fit, as well as teaching them new skills. Fast forward 27 years and Don’s children are grown, but he hasn’t stopped supporting the Y.

Between coaching for the Y, sitting on both his  local and the regional YMCA boards, developing a robust reserve fund for the YMCA of Southern Arizona (which oversees six different YMCA branches) and gearing up to serve as chair of the Metropolitan YMCA Board next year, Don earned a spot in the YMCA of Southern Arizona’s Hall of Fame this year. (Go Don!)

YMCA of Southern Arizona celebrated its 100th anniversary this year, and inducted 107 people into its inaugural Hall of Fame to and recognize those individuals’ support of the Y and its efforts to strengthen the community.

The YMCA of Southern Arizona serves tens of thousands of individuals and families each year. The organization is dedicated to improving the quality of their lives and helping all people realize their fullest potential through the development of spirit, mind and body.

The YMCA excels at community outreach, with a myriad of programs available to its members.

While the Y has been teaching kids to swim for nearly 100 years, the YMCA of Southern Arizona started a drowning prevention program three years ago, which has grown tremendously and helped keep countless children safe in a community with no shortage of pools.

Considering that hundreds of thousands of Pima County adults are pre-diabetic, the YMCA of Southern Arizona also started a “Clinic to Community” referral network, partnering with local doctors and healthcare organizations that refer patients to the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program. Participants learn to eat healthier and incorporate regular exercise to reduce their chances of becoming diabetic.

The YMCA of Southern Arizona also does a lot to help refugee children – from customized swim classes to providing school clothes, scholarships and more. In addition, it has started a program to push education about politics in schools as a way of developing leadership skills for local youth.

Combined with seeking out distractions for his kids, Don originally got involved with the YMCA at the urging of the bank where he worked at the time, which, like Bank of Tucson, urged its employees to reach out through community service and philanthropic work. He was quickly hooked, and not only is his whole family still a member of the Y, Don is now playing a key role in leading and growing the organization.

As a community-focused bank, we deeply value the organizations and individuals that make Tucson a great place to work and live. Thank you Don and the YMCA of Southern Arizona for your great work.

To learn more about the YMCA of Southern Arizona, click here.↗

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Bank of Tucson – Top-Rated by BauerFinancial

As a business owner or manager, you face a lot of important decisions, and some of them probably keep you up at night. At Bank of Tucson, we’re committed to going the extra mile so that your decision about where to bank leaves you worry free.

We’re pleased to be able to reassure you that as a division of Grandpoint Bank, Bank of Tucson holds a Five-Star superior rating from BauerFinancial, an independent research and rating firm.  This is the highest rating possible, awarded only to banks considered to be the strongest in the nation. What does this mean for you and your business?

BauerFinancial has come to be regarded as “the nation’s bank rating service,” and has been analyzing the performance of banks and credit unions since 1983. Ratings are determined by the bank’s capital ratio (a measure of a bank’s capital) as well as profitability, delinquent loans, charge-offs, liquidity and more.

BauerFinancial’s analyses are made using quarterly financial reports filed with the government by each bank or credit union, with historical comparison for consistency. BauerFinancial is an independent rating service, and its star-rating is assigned based upon a scale of zero to five stars. Banks cannot pay to be rated nor opt out of being rated.

Historically, the top performing institutions in the BauerFinancial rating system maintain strong policies, prudent underwriting and responsible investment; qualities that position a bank well for longevity and reliability.

As a business owner, you want the assurance that your banking partner has all of the qualities on which our top BauerFinancial five-star rating is based: strength, stability and soundness.

As you aspire to be among the best of the best in your industry, so do we. We’re happy to provide a five-star assurance that we are up to the task.

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